On June 4-7, a conference was held for the International Association of Missionary Aviation (IAMA). It was hosted by Missionary Flights International (MFI) in Fort Pierce, FL. FCAP’s Office and Ministry Manager, Jenni Ashmore, had the privilege of representing FCAP at this conference. Not only did she have opportunity to share with the group about the influence FCAP had in her own life over the course of her aviation career, but she also related how FCAP is reaching out to the next generation of pilots, mechanics and other airline/aviation personnel to glorify God. Hearing reports from other mission organizations provided great insight into the vast mission field that exists in aviation as well as the needs and challenges faced in reaching out in response.
Jenni reports that a highlight of the conference was the banquet where guest speaker, Nard Pugyao, a Filipino, told his story from salvation to missionary thanks to Bibles translated into his dialect. What a small world it is … our FCAP General Director, Paul Curtas, and Nard have known each other for many years. In fact, Paul officiated in Nard and Sandy’s wedding.
This is all a fresh reminder of how God connects His people throughout the world for His purposes and for His glory!
Those who attend our Workplace Training are asked at the outset to define God’s purpose in their work. In one session, a young man shared how he thought God’s purpose in giving him the airline job was in order to finance his missionary training, so that he could soon become a missionary. The effort it takes to prepare people to become missionaries on a foreign field amounts to thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours. Interestingly, at the end of the training that day, this young man prayed: “Lord, forgive me for not recognizing the opportunity I have to show and share your love and truth with my colleagues at work, as they are just as lost and needy as the people on the foreign mission field. Please help me to be salt and light where you have placed me right now.” So, do you recognize the mission field at work and how are you preparing yourself for it? (PMC) Consider: “Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields(around you) are white for harvest” (John 4:36).
Learn more about our FCAP Workplace Training. We invite you to join us!
This thought was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.
Our June Issue of IN THE JETSTREAM, entited How God Gives Value to Work, is now available. It is written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.
The FCAP Workplace Training is coming to Stuttgart on June 22. For more information, contact Bjoern Strottman.
A number of years ago now, several employees at the international airport serving Grand Cayman began praying for the addition of an Airport Prayer Room there. That vision is now becoming reality. Our contact in Grand Cayman, Marlene Moore-Ebanks, shares the following: “I am so grateful God is awesome and faithful and has kept me and I am still here and living to see this day. A great day in our history. The room is not yet finished as a lot of construction is going on upstairs. However, this sign is now up. Praise the Lord!”
If you are traveling in and out of Grand Cayman, please watch for more information about the completion and availability of this chapel. For updates, you also can email Marlene. We know they would appreciate your prayers as the room is completed and put into use for God’s glory.